Christmas Weekend Fair
Msida Bastion Historic Garden, Sat 1, Sun 2 December, 2012 between 09:00-13:00
This fund raising family event helps provide Din l-Art Helwa with much needed income for the maintenance of this spectacular garden that overlooks Marsamxetto Creek, Lazaretto and Fort Manoel from within the 17th Century bastion. The garden is set amongst early 19th-century neo-classic monuments commemorating famous persons who died in Malta. Din L-Art Helwa won the 2001 Silver Medal from Europa Nostra for its painstaking restoration of this site.
During his visit to Malta, early this year, HRH, The Duke of Gloucester KG, GCVO, unveiled a commemorative monument to Pte Charles Mc Corrie VC, who died in Malta in 1857, was awarded the Victoria Cross and is buried at the Msida Bastion Garden.
Entrance to the Christmas Fair and the garden itself on 1, 2 December, will be free of charge.
Din l-Art Helwa is making a call for donations of potted plants, bric-a-brac, cakes, jams, books and Christmas ware to be sold at this event. Anyone wishing to donate these items is kindly asked to give them to the volunteers at the garden during opening hours – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays from 09:30-12:00
The Msida Bastion Historic Garden is signposted and best reached by taking the first turning left on Great Siege Road and then the first fork left again after the Excelsior Hotel.
Ever grateful for your collaboration,
Patricia Salomone, Communications Din l-Art Ħelwa